Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Pamela Gloria Cajilig

Pamela Gloria Cajilig

Pamela Gloria Cajilig

President and Co-Fouder of Curiosity

Pamela Gloria Cajilig is a cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of design, disaster, community health, and women’s rights and education. Her research in humanitarian shelter after Typhoon Haiyan informed the establishment of one of the first structures in the Philippines purposely designed as an evacuation center. She has led participatory design workshops in the fields of post-disaster livelihood, social housing, and women’s protection with government agencies such as the Philippine National Anti-Poverty Commission, The Philippine National Police, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Within the private sector, Pamela led design research that was essential to establishing a rapidly growing chain of affordable clinics that aim to fill in gaps in universal healthcare in the Philippines.

Pamela works mainly through Curiosity, a design consulting group of which she is President and Co-Founder. Simultaneously, she is an advisor to the Executive Committee Roots of Health, a maternal and reproductive health NGO. She is also a consultant of WeDpro. An institutional founder of the Women in Emergencies Network, WeDpro is a women’s NGO whose humanitarian projects have been funded by Action Aid, Oxfam, and AUSAID. Pamela is a global partner of the newly founded Displacement Studies Research Network, a platform based in Plymouth University in the UK that aims to provide avenues for displaced populations to be recognized and heard. Pamela holds an MA in Anthropology and a BA in Communication Research from the University of the Philippines.